Confessions of a Reformed Gossip

Confessions of a Reformed Gossip

How to Stop GOSSIPING!

The Director asked me yesterday what I would be blogging about and I chirped back “My life of course”. In a little tiff we had later on that night he exclaimed “what could you possibly write about in your life that is so interesting?!” He had a point, these days I just go to work, hang out with my cats and The Director and eat. I’m totally into the simple life, the simplicity rules!

But today…. I had an epiphany. My girlfriend called to fill me in on a little big of gossip and I realized that the new no-gossip diet that I had put myself on already had positive effect after one week! So damnnit Mr. Director, I do have some interesting things to share from my life. Here goes….

I’m going to confess. I have a Huge.Gossiping.Addiction. and its bad. I didnt even realize it was such a big thing, I really just thought it was something all girls did after all I was born and raised on gossip. Growing up I heard so much gossip, the seemingly innocuous kind, for example: “Did you hear that your cousin Alice got a 1500 on her SAT and got accepted to Harvard? Did you know the my friends son Paul just graduated law school and is already earning a six figure income? None of this was “evil” gossip persay, but gossip it was. I’m sure that many Asians can related to this! Early on I became conditioned to pay lots of attention to what other people were doing and than size myself up against their accomplishments.

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30 Days of Candy

30 Days of Candy

I just tried out the 30 Days of Candy box (which was gifted to me) because I have a huge sweet tooth and as you know I love those damn subscription boxes. Its like getting presents in the mail! Also Halloween was my favorite holiday as a kid because of the trick or treating. I love trying different tastes from all around the world. I’m kind of a weird one. For example, when traveling, most people love to see all the sights, the landmarks, famous monuments. I’m not really into sightseeing at all, for me, I can soak in all the culture of a new place through it’s food and its local eateries. But I digress, I had a really fun time trying out all the sweets!

30 days of candy 2 30 days of candy

 

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Taylor Swift’s Style (covered by @NylonPink)

Taylor Swift’s Style (covered by @NylonPink)

It’s finally here! Check out Nylon Pink‘s brand new cover video of Taylor Swift’s Style!!! The girls chose to cover a Taylor Swift song in honor of Kiki Wongo’s epic stage performance on drums for Taylor Swift’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIdaZ7FMQPs

Its funny, people always ask how a group of girls would get along for so long, expecting them to go at it with each other likes cats and dogs. For the many years that Nylon Pink has been together, 95% percent of the drama has always been caused by the hangers-on whether they be money stealing managers, untrustworthy agents, shady friends and over possessive girlfriends and boyfriends. Damn leeches! So many of them all around.

Of course the girls fight here and there and get annoyed with each other (we had to tour around for two months together in a van for godssakes) but in general the girl fighting has been extremely minimal. I consider some (definitely not all) of the girls sisters for life that I would do anything for. You go girls!

Hot Girls Wanted – a disturbing porn documentary

Hot Girls Wanted – A disturbing porn documentary

Hot Girls Wanted

Netflix

I came across the Hot Girls Wanted documentary one night recently on Netflix. Having exhausted Orange in the New Black season three and everything else on Netflix I was desperate for something to watch. At the time I wasn’t aware that the documentary was shot by the beautiful Rashida Jones of The Office fame. The rise in the interest of young girls wanting to pursue a “career” in amateur porn seems to arise from the fascination with the instant sex-tape to celebrity status achieved by such “celebrities” such as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian

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Hugs Shouldn’t Hurt! – Violet Iodine

This post is sponsored by Violet iodine, but all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

Violet Iodine

Violet Iodine

 

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Attack on Titan World Premiere

Attack on Titans – World Premiere

I was so excited to get invited to the Attack on Titan world premiere with Nylon Pink! Unfortunately the rest of the Nylon Pink girls were hard at work rehearsing for Mechacon this upcoming event in New Orleans and were so sad that t hey were unable to attend.

I didn’t really know what to expect with the movie, I’m not the hugest live action movie fan. I just thought it would be a cutesy little anime action movie, but it was creepy as hell! The live action Titans are so nightmarish and the movie is very bloody and dark. I was totally into it! It was bad-ass, in the vein of Battle Royale and it holds no punches. I definitely recommend watching it and I plan on watching it again! The CGI and special effects are very well done – I don’t want to give anything away but theres a baby scene in the movie that made the little hairs on my arms stand on end

The actors were all engaging, from the tough good looking, almost silent rogue Eren played by Satomi Ishihara and the model-beautiful kick ass chick Mikasa played by Kiko Mizuhara. Hans offers the very necessary comic relief with her over the top seriousness as well as the always hungry Sasha (girl I can relate!) I can’t wait to see part 2!

The beautiful Emily Tangerine joined me on the red carpet!

Attack on Titan Kaila Yu Emily Tangerine

 

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Will CL succeed in the United States?

Will CL succeed in the United States?

I think it was genius for CL to pursue a solo career in the US without her 2NE1 girls. Although I am a big fan of the entire group, CL is by far the standout star with her brazen rockstar charisma on and off stage. The other girls would just hold her back. So many Asian superstars have tried to break through to the US with zero success. When I was growing up, the Mariah Carey of Asia, Coco Lee tried her big US breakthrough career. She made some super poor choices with who she collaborated and she was lacking in the fashion sense of the US and she barely made any noise overall. The Wonder Girls tried recently but is anyone really interested in the 20 girl group thing in the US? For the moment girl groups havent been on top since The Pussycat Dolls while the solo female rapper thing is fresh and new.

Some reasons CL might come out on top?

Killer Style

Her style is even stronger than most American pop stars and being the muse of Jeremy Scott certainly doesn’t hurt!

CL Style

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Gwen Stefani’s Tea Party – BeautyCon x Harajuku Lovers

Gwen Stefani’s Tea Party – BeautyCon x Harajuku Lovers

I died last night and went to heaven. I was so lucky to get to attend Gwen Stefani’s exclusive pre-Beautycon bash as a part of the talent guestlist for Meitu.  Make sure to check out and download the MixVid app – its blowing up and many huge announcements soon. The event was everything I could have imagined it to be. All the Youtube influencers were in attendance and the Wilshire Ebell Theatre was decked out in super pop color and there were tasty confections to be had around every corner.

The one and only……

Gwen Stefani Beautycon

 

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Dinner Subscription Boxes – The Ultimate Review

Dinner Subscription Box – The Ultimate Review

I’m so obsessed with all things subscription! It’s just so much fun when that box arrives in the mail. Lately I’ve been trying out all of the meal subscription boxes except for the overly healthy ones. I’ve been working full time – which deserves its own set of blog posts – and by the time I get home I am just too exhausted to go grocery shopping and whip up a tasty meal. I just want to crash in front of the tv and watch the latest episode of The Bachelorette now that I’ve finished binge watching Orange is the New Black. I’m super addicted, here are the boxes that I’ve tried in order from my least favorite and ending with my top pick!

Blue Apron

I really wanted to like Blue Apron, my friends rave about it! Blue Apron is the one meal service in this group that does not allow you to select your meals and I think its a big disservice to the customer. Unless you like to eat everything you can get stuck with some inedible meals. Ive only tried Blue Apron once so I might have just received a few meals that weren’t for me

Matzoh-Crusted Chicken with Orange, Fennel & Golden Beet Salad: I was looking forward to trying the salad but the golden beets were missing from my box! The chicken was kind of dry meh.

Blue Apron - Matzoh-Crusted Chicken

Lentil-Crusted Salmon with Spinach-Yogurt Dal & Apricot Chutney CLICK HERE TO SEE MY COMPLETE PHOTO REVIEW 

Cost: $9.99 per plate, 4 plates minimum

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